Shelton's video pledge came during Oklahoma City ABC-TV affiliate KOCO 5’s Give From Home Day virtual fundraiser. The day-long program included a matching donation up to $100,000, but Shelton topped that in a single sentence. The 43-year-old explained:
"A lot of Oklahomans are going to bed hungry tonight. That’s not something that I can live with. That’s why I’m going to be donating to my Regional Food Bank, the Oklahoma Food Bank. I hope you will join me and help from home. Send in that donation because a lot of people out there are counting on us."
Shelton's been sheltering at his home in Oklahoma for more than a month, since nationwide social distancing measures were put in place, though his girlfriend, pop star Gwen Stefani, her children and various other family members have been staying with him on the property.